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Mind Control Helmet
Wave 6: World|Strike (ver 1.2)
Number: 19
Uncommon
1★
Art by billmoo, background by Nicholas Mastello
Useable Stratagems:
Kneel Before Us
Swap Heads
Nebulous Spotlight
Kakistocracy
Head Mode
Quintesson
[Head] + When this character battles 🠪 It gets your choice of Tough 1, or Safeguard 3 until end of battle; or Plan 1.
Bot Mode
0   0   0   Quintesson Titan Master
When you deploy this from under a character 🠪 KO this.
This being KO'd doesn't cause abilities of your characters to trigger.
Relevant Rulings
How does Stuck on you and I've got your back stratagems work with Heads and Bodies?

At the start of the game head and body characters are presented as two separate characters. This means "Stuck on you" and "I've got your back" won't be active if you have a head + body character and another character on your starting team.
Source: KingNaga (2023-06-18)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Stuck On You, I've Got Your Back, Body, Head, Start of Match
Its bot mode ability triggers KO effects normally, like Decepticon Quake’s.
Source: Aequitas (2020-11-24)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Mind Control Helmet
Can you clarify timing on when heads activate in regard to finishing a trigger that caused the Body to be KO'd? Examples: Does Decepticon Quake damage his own Head when he dies? Octone killing a Body and then his bounty triggers does this kill the Head when it is played?

A head's deploy ability is a triggered ability. When both players trigger an ability at the same time the active players abilities will complete before the defending player. A player may order their own simultaneous triggers how they wish. The player controlling Quake may order Quake's damage trigger and Quake's head's deploy trigger such that Quake's damage ability resolves first, and Quake's head second. If Octone's controller is the active player, they must use Octone's bounty trigger before the defending player resolves their heads deploy trigger. This answer is an update on the originally published answer in the Roundup

An important rule to remember: The game checks for a player controlling zero characters at all times. However, Head character's deploy ability includes the following: 'When that character is KO'ed, even if it was your last character, deploy this battlefield in bot mode.' This is why you don't lose if your last character, a Body with a head, gets KOed.
Source: Wizards of the Coast (2020-06-10)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Decepticon Quake, Ground Assault, Head, Body, KO
I play a Decepticon Leader Body with an Autobot Head. Can I equip Matrix of Leadership to this character? If yes, does the Matrix's 'While on a Leader' ability function?
Card requirements are inclusive, not exclusive. This character fulfils both the Autobot and Leader requirements on Matrix of Leadership, so you may play the card on the character and the 'While on a Leader' ability will function.
Source: Wizards of the Coast (2020-06-10)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Body, Head
Can a card target something even if it won't have an effect? For example, can Unconventional Flying Object target a Body mode character?

Cards try to do as much as they can. You can play Unconventional Flying Object even if you don't have a Spaceship and it will only accomplish putting the Action into your scrap. There are a handful of Upgrades like Crushing Treads that are restricted to play on say "Put only on a Tank." - you can't play that card unless you have the specific kind of character to put it on. After you successfully put it on the right kind of character, the game won't check anymore if the upgrade is valid, so the character can flip to Bot mode, stop being a Tank, and the Upgrade will stay on.

An important rule to remember: The active player chooses in which order to resolve simultaneously triggered abilities.
Source: Wizards of the Coast (2020-06-10)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Head, Body, Play
Do you treat the Body and Head as 1 or 2 characters?
One character.
2023-11-03 Update: This has been further clarified in this ruling.
Source: Wizards of the Coast (2020-06-10)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Head, Body, Turbo Rules
When exactly do Titan Master heads attach to bodies?
Heads and Bodies are separate characters in your starting team. You attach the head after your starting team has been presented, and before "Before the game begins" triggers.
Source: Aequitas (2023-11-24)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Head, Body, Titan Master
Does a card that refers to Bot Mode apply to a Titan Master (Head + Body mode)?

No. A character in Body mode is not also in Bot mode.

This means that cards like Escape Route do not flip a Body mode character to Alt mode. For an example of a card that works with both Body mode and Bot mode characters, look at how Mission Briefing explicitly says 'in bot mode or body mode'.
Note that cards like Start Your Engines and Hunker Down do not flip the characters from Body mode to Alt mode, however if the characters have Car and Tank traits respectively, they still get the secondary effects of those cards.
Source: Aequitas (2020-09-14)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Head, Body
For cards like Heavy Handed that count stars, do you use the sum of the head and body star costs for the card's effect?

Yes.
Source: Aequitas (2020-10-01)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Head, Body
What are Head & Body modes?

Titan Masters Attack introduces two new character modes that work together: head mode and body mode.
Cards with a head mode are placed above a character that has a body mode, combining them into a single character. The resulting character is a single character made up of both cards. The body mode card will tell you the character's stats and abilities, and the head mode card will give the character a bonus. That bonus may be an added ability or an increase to attack, defense, or health. Like other characters, that character starts the game in alt mode. If the character is KO'd, even if it's your last character card, the card with head mode is returned to the battlefield in bot mode. That bot mode character can't flip.
Source: Wizards of the Coast (2020-05-09)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Head, Body
The character card with head mode and the one with body mode each have stars. Do those stars all count toward my deck limit?

Yes. Each card's stars count toward the 25-star limit. During the game, the character has all the stars from its two cards.
Source: Wizards of the Coast (2020-05-09)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Head, Body
What happens if the character flips?

The body mode card can flip back and forth, from alt mode to body mode. The head mode card doesn't flip, so its bonus always applies, no matter which mode the character is in.
Source: Wizards of the Coast (2020-05-09)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Head, Body
Can I put any head onto any body?

Yes. They're completely mix-and-match. You could even put an Autobot head onto a Decepticon body, or vice versa.
Source: Wizards of the Coast (2020-05-09)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Head, Body
If I have a head from one faction on a body from a different faction, which faction is the resulting character.

Both. The character is both an Autobot and a Decepticon.
Source: Wizards of the Coast (2020-05-09)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Head, Body
If I have a character that's both an Autobot and a Decepticon, does my starting team have "only Autobots"?

No. In order to qualify as "only Autobots," your starting deck can't have any characters that are another faction (even if they're also Autobots).
Source: Wizards of the Coast (2020-05-09)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Head, Body
Can I put a card with head mode or body mode in my sideboard?

You can but note that each card is a separate character card. This means you could have a character card with a head mode or one with a body mode in your sideboard, but not both.
Source: Wizards of the Coast (2020-05-09)    【Link to Ruling】
Tags: Head, Body
Recent Decks Using This Card
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Deck Traits: Autobot Leader Truck Melee Ranged Quintesson Titan Master Plane
Deck: 40🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 0🂠 0★ Added by Deck of the Day Modified on Feb 13, '24

Characters
Optimus Prime 12★
Legendary Warrior
Mind Control Helmet 1★
Tread Bolt 8★
Devil of the Deep Blue Sky

Stratagems
Kneel Before Us 1★
Mind Control Helmet
Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Equipment Enthusiast
2 Inspiring Leadership
2 Team-Up Tactics
2 Marksmanship
1 Smelt
1 Vaporize
1 Tripwire
Secret Actions
3 Heroic Resolve 1★
3 Hidden Fortification
Rolling Actions
3 Lie in Wait
Upgrades
Weapons
2 Armed Hovercraft
2 Energon Axe
1 Ion Blaster of Optimus Prime
2 Noble's Blaster
3 Handheld Blaster
Armor
3 Reinforced Plating
1 Sparring Gear
3 Extra Padding
Utilities
1 Pocket Processor
1 Toolbox
Deck Stats
21 action cards
  12 regular action cards
  6 secret action cards
  3 rolling action cards
19 upgrade cards
  10 weapon cards
  7 armor cards
  2 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
1 icons on 1 cards (3%)
43 icons on 34 cards (85%)
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
9 icons on 9 cards (23%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
22%
22%
16%
8%
5%
4%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 15%
Noble's Blaster: 11%
Smelt: 6%
Sparring Gear: 6%
Extra Padding: 17%
Pocket Processor: 5%
Toolbox: 6%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 15 cards
Wave 2: 7 cards
Wave 3: 3 cards
Wave 4: 8 cards
Wave 5: 5 cards
Wave 6: 2 cards
Wave 8: 4 cards
Safeguard Megs
Deck Traits: Decepticon Leader Tank Ranged Quintesson Titan Master Unicronian Plane Spaceship
Deck: 40🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 0🂠 0★ Added by ALostPenguin Modified on Feb 6, '24

Characters
Megatron 11★
Fallen Hero
Mind Control Helmet 1★
Cyclonus 8★
Loyal Enforcer

Stratagems
Kneel Before Us 1★
Mind Control Helmet
Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
2 Incoming Transmission
3 Ramming Speed
3 Supercharge
1 Espionage
3 Callous Leadership
3 Fight For Position
2 Camien Crash
1 Hand of Adaptus
Rolling Actions
3 Take the Shot
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Grenade Launcher
1 Mounted Missiles 1★
3 Power Punch
2 Sturdy Javelin
2 Vamparc Ribbon
Armor
1 Bashing Shield
3 Improvised Shield
Utilities
1 Pocket Processor
3 Shard of the Divine Light 1★
Deck Stats
21 action cards
  18 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
  3 rolling action cards
19 upgrade cards
  11 weapon cards
  4 armor cards
  4 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
34 icons on 27 cards (68%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
10 icons on 10 cards (25%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
5 icons on 5 cards (13%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
13%
12%
7%
6%
4%
3%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 44%
Bashing Shield: 7%
Espionage: 7%
Pocket Processor: 7%
Hand of Adaptus: 7%
Vamparc Ribbon: 13%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 11 cards
Wave 2: 9 cards
Wave 3: 3 cards
Wave 4: 6 cards
Wave 5: 3 cards
Wave 6: 2 cards
Wave 8: 7 cards
Wave 9: 3 cards
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Deck Traits: Decepticon Leader Tank Ranged Quintesson Allicon Beast Melee Titan Master
Deck: 40🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 0🂠 0★ Added by ALostPenguin Modified on Jan 15, '24

Characters
Lord Megatron 12★
Conqueror of Cybertron
Allicon Aronik 5★
Killer Croc
Crashbash 6★
Ocean Terror
Mind Control Helmet 1★

Stratagems
Kneel Before Us 1★
Mind Control Helmet
Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Leap Into Battle
3 System Reboot
1 Escape Route
2 Vaporize
3 Head-On Collision
3 Angolmois Surge
Secret Actions
2 Sabotaged Armaments
2 Tetrinite Micro-Lining
Rolling Actions
3 Lie in Wait
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Armed Hovercraft
3 Energon Axe
1 Handheld Blaster
1 Handheld Blaster
2 Scoundrel's Blaster
1 Handheld Blaster
2 Enhanced Cyber Blade
Armor
1 Sparring Gear
2 Lagartan Spaulders
Utilities
1 Pocket Processor
1 Mirror Response Mode
Deck Stats
22 action cards
  15 regular action cards
  4 secret action cards
  3 rolling action cards
18 upgrade cards
  13 weapon cards
  3 armor cards
  2 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
1 icons on 1 cards (3%)
36 icons on 30 cards (75%)
8 icons on 8 cards (20%)
8 icons on 8 cards (20%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
25%
14%
11%
4%
4%
3%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 35%
Escape Route: 6%
Scoundrel's Blaster: 14%
Sparring Gear: 7%
Pocket Processor: 7%
Lagartan Spaulders: 13%
Mirror Response Mode: 7%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 13 cards
Wave 2: 7 cards
Wave 4: 7 cards
Wave 5: 1 cards
Wave 6: 9 cards
Wave 8: 6 cards
Wave 9: 2 cards
Deck of the Day #57 (May 27th 2023)
Deck Traits: Autobot Leader Truck Wrecker Ranged Quintesson Titan Master Train Melee Spaceship
Deck: 40🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 0🂠 0★ Added by Deck of the Day Modified on May 27, '23

Characters
Sergeant Kup 7★
Wrecker Leader
Mind Control Collar 1★
Mind Control Helmet 1★
Sentinel Prime 12★
Legacy of the Primes

Stratagems
Brutal Conditioning 2★
Melee Characters
Kneel Before Us 1★
Mind Control Helmet
Kakistocracy 1★
Quintessons
Sideboard
None
Actions
Regular Actions
1 Smelt
3 Scouting Mission
Secret Actions
3 Battlefield Report
Rolling Actions
3 Imminent Breakthrough
3 Lie in Wait
3 Locking it Up
3 Revving Up
3 Summon the Courage
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Handheld Blaster
3 Noble's Blaster
3 Maceration Laser
Armor
3 Superior Plating
3 Emergency Repair Patch
Utilities
1 Drill Fingers
2 Superior Surveillance
Deck Stats
22 action cards
  4 regular action cards
  3 secret action cards
  15 rolling action cards
18 upgrade cards
  9 weapon cards
  6 armor cards
  3 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
37 icons on 31 cards (78%)
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
17 icons on 17 cards (43%)
9 icons on 9 cards (23%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
13%
9%
8%
8%
6%
6%
5%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 15%
Noble's Blaster: 18%
Smelt: 6%
Maceration Laser: 17%
Drill Fingers: 6%
Imminent Breakthrough: 17%
Locking it Up: 17%
Revving Up: 18%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 3 cards
Wave 2: 7 cards
Wave 3: 3 cards
Wave 5: 7 cards
Wave 6: 7 cards
Wave 8: 20 cards
Send in the Beetle
Deck Traits: Decepticon Motorcycle Specialist Insecticon Titan Master Ranged Autobot Wrecker
Deck: 40🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 10🂠 1★ Added by EvilGem096 Modified on Mar 24, '23

Characters
Flamewar 5★
Veteran Decepticon
Bombshell 11★
Decepticon Psy Ops
Vorath 1★
Perceptor 8★
Precise Sniper

Sideboard
Mind Control Helmet 1★
2 Field Communicator
2 Scoundrel's Blaster
2 Sturdy Armor
2 Scrounging For Energon
2 Thermal Sealant
Actions
Regular Actions
3 Brainstorm
3 Equipment Enthusiast
3 I Still Function!
3 Rapid Conversion
3 Treasure Hunt
3 Pep Talk
1 Hand of Adaptus
Rolling Actions
3 Lie in Wait
Upgrades
Weapons
2 Drill Arms
3 Handheld Blaster
3 Multi-Tool
1 Scoundrel's Blaster
Utilities
3 Data Bank
3 Pocket Processor
3 Nitro Booster
Deck Stats
22 action cards
  19 regular action cards
  0 secret action cards
  3 rolling action cards
18 upgrade cards
  9 weapon cards
  0 armor cards
  9 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
24 icons on 18 cards (45%)
10 icons on 10 cards (25%)
5 icons on 5 cards (13%)
6 icons on 3 cards (8%)
3 icons on 3 cards (8%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
9%
7%
5%
5%
4%
4%
3%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 43%
Scoundrel's Blaster: 7%
Pocket Processor: 21%
Hand of Adaptus: 6%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 27 cards
Wave 2: 9 cards
Wave 3: 2 cards
Wave 4: 3 cards
Wave 5: 5 cards
Wave 6: 5 cards
Wave 8: 4 cards

Notes from EvilGem096:
"Shout out to Sandman for the idea"
[11th] Frolick in a Meadow
Deck Traits: Decepticon Beast Melee Quintesson Titan Master Constructicon Weaponizer Specialist
Deck: 40🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 10🂠 9★ Added by Tankhunter48 Modified on Mar 2, '22

Characters
Wolfwire 9★
Ground Tracker
Crashbash 6★
Ocean Terror
Mind Control Collar 1★
Mind Control Helmet 1★
Scorpulator 4★
Desert Rose

Stratagems
King of Pain 4★
Scorpulator, Desert Rose
Sideboard
Mindwipe 9★
Hypnotist
1 Sparring Gear
2 Laser Cutlass
1 Counterespionage
1 Disassemble
1 Spy Satellite Uplink
2 Impetuous Stand
2 Patrol the Perimeter
Actions
Regular Actions
1 Espionage
2 Smelt
3 Squid Pro Quo
Secret Actions
1 Hold the Line
3 Aquatic Maneuvers
2 Electro-Static Shielding
Rolling Actions
3 Lie in Wait
3 Revving Up
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Energon Axe
3 Handheld Blaster
1 Maceration Laser
1 Diffraction Sword
2 Stormfall Sword
Armor
1 Bashing Shield
3 Extra Padding
3 Smoke Cloak
Utilities
2 Minor Medic Kit
1 Pocket Processor
2 Point Position
Deck Stats
18 action cards
  6 regular action cards
  6 secret action cards
  6 rolling action cards
22 upgrade cards
  10 weapon cards
  7 armor cards
  5 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
1 icons on 1 cards (3%)
33 icons on 27 cards (68%)
6 icons on 6 cards (15%)
16 icons on 16 cards (40%)
15 icons on 13 cards (33%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
7%
6%
6%
5%
4%
4%
4%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 28%
Bashing Shield: 7%
Espionage: 6%
Smelt: 13%
Extra Padding: 19%
Pocket Processor: 6%
Hold the Line: 7%
Maceration Laser: 7%
Diffraction Sword: 6%
Revving Up: 20%
Stormfall Sword: 13%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 6 cards
Wave 2: 5 cards
Wave 3: 8 cards
Wave 4: 5 cards
Wave 5: 6 cards
Wave 6: 10 cards
Wave 7: 4 cards
Wave 8: 11 cards
Wave 9: 2 cards

Placed 11th in Harmony: Waste|Lands 2, played by Tankhunter48.
Fractional Factional Fallacy
Deck Traits: Mercenary Truck Ranged Decepticon Beast Melee Quintesson Titan Master
Deck: 40🂠 25★ | Sideboard: 10🂠 9★ Added by Tankhunter48 Modified on Feb 27, '22

Characters
Mudflap 8★
Hired Muscle
Mindwipe 9★
Hypnotist
Crashbash 6★
Ocean Terror
Mind Control Collar 1★
Mind Control Helmet 1★

Sideboard
Wolfwire 9★
Ground Tracker
1 Sparring Gear
1 Holomatter Projector
1 Spy Satellite Uplink
2 Tripwire
1 Lose The Battle...
2 Tetrinite Micro-Lining
1 What Lies Beyond
1 Cloaking Screen
Out of Game
3 Leap of Faith 1★
3 Universal Network Access 1★
3 Touch of Quintessa 1★
Actions
Regular Actions
1 Espionage
1 Smelt
3 Opportune Offensive
3 Scouting Mission
2 Squid Pro Quo
Secret Actions
1 Hold the Line
2 Aquatic Maneuvers
2 Opportune Protection
2 Playing Both Sides
Rolling Actions
3 Lie in Wait
Upgrades
Weapons
3 Energon Axe
1 Scoundrel's Blaster
3 Handheld Blaster
1 Maceration Laser
1 Diffraction Sword
Armor
1 Bashing Shield
3 Extra Padding
3 Smoke Cloak
Utilities
2 Valuable Contract
2 Rapid Response Cycle
Deck Stats
20 action cards
  10 regular action cards
  7 secret action cards
  3 rolling action cards
20 upgrade cards
  9 weapon cards
  7 armor cards
  4 utility cards

Battle Icons in Deck
1 icons on 1 cards (3%)
37 icons on 31 cards (78%)
4 icons on 4 cards (10%)
12 icons on 12 cards (30%)
15 icons on 15 cards (38%)
0 icons on 0 cards (0%)
Battle Simulator
Set Tough/Bold:
13%
10%
8%
7%
7%
6%
5%
Likelihood of Flipping
+2 Bonus Flip: 19%
Bashing Shield: 6%
Espionage: 6%
Scoundrel's Blaster: 6%
Smelt: 6%
Extra Padding: 18%
Hold the Line: 6%
Maceration Laser: 6%
Opportune Protection: 12%
Diffraction Sword: 6%
Sets Used In Deck
Wave 1: 3 cards
Wave 2: 11 cards
Wave 3: 6 cards
Wave 4: 6 cards
Wave 5: 13 cards
Wave 6: 17 cards
Wave 7: 2 cards
Wave 8: 6 cards
Wave 9: 1 cards

Notes from Tankhunter48:
"Hi! You're probably wondering what the hell is happening in this deck, and honestly my 1:45 AM brain is too shorted out to really go into detail. 2 Quintessons, 2 Decepticons, 1 unfortunate Merc. Math hard, bed soft."